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Medically Assisted Weight Loss and Wellness

Weight Loss and Wellness

While some may feel alone in their struggle, being overweight is an increasingly common phenomenon in the modern world. When compounded by the natural aging process, the prospect of losing weight becomes more and more difficult over time. As a result, patients may feel stuck in terms of how to address the issue. 

At Corpus Plastic Surgery, we offer a wide array of individualized weight loss plans that help patients lose excess pounds and reach their cosmetic goals. Every program includes a nutrition consultation with one of our nutritionists and/or nurse practitioners. We are here to provide our patients with peace of mind, enabling them to communicate their issues freely and speak openly about any goals that they may have.

Semaglutide Injections + Lipo B

As part of a 3-month program to achieve weight loss, we proudly offer Semaglutide injections. Semaglutide helps patients feel full faster, decreasing the likelihood of overeating while assisting them to get through the day without constantly feeling hungry.

First approved in 2017 for treating Type 2 diabetes, Semaglutide effectively stabilizes glycemic levels by boosting insulin secretion and reducing glucagon secretion, ultimately stabilizing blood sugar. Semaglutide matches GLP-1 (glucagon-like peptide-1), a unique hormone in the body that is responsible for controlling appetite. When this peptide hormone is optimized, the patient feels satiated after eating less food than usual.

Semaglutide is administered by injection once a week, usually starting with a dosage level of 0.25. If needed, this dosage will be increased after the first month. These injections are typically administered in the abdomen, upper arm, or thigh.

When combined with a healthy diet and exercise routine, Semaglutide benefits include the following:

  • Effectively curb appetite
  • Reduce food cravings
  • Attain a glycemic balance
  • Help shed excess fat
  • Non-addictive
  • Most patients experience no side effects
  • Feel fuller faster

Semaglutide candidates:

  • Have a BMI (body mass index) of at least 30
  • Don’t have a history of tumors and cancer
  • Are not taking medications that conflict with Semaglutide

However, patients with the following obesity-related medical issues will qualify with a BMI as low as 27:

  • Hypertension
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High cholesterol

Oral Weight Loss Medications + Lipo B

At Corpus Plastic Surgery, we provide Bella Capsules as an alternative to weight loss injections. These oral weight loss support supplements contain some of the safest and most effective ingredients, including:

  • Phentermine
  • Bupropion
  • Topiramate
  • Naltrexone

These treatment plans last approximately three months, during which we can customize the formulation of these medications to meet the needs of patients with increased sensitivity to energy.

Lipotropic B Injections

Most often referred to as simply ‘Lipo B,’ Lipotropic B Injections have grown in popularity as of late. These injections contain vitamin B12 and a fat-burning booster that increases the body’s energy levels, thereby increasing its metabolism. When employed in tandem with a healthy diet and exercise, these potent supplements can help patients achieve remarkable amounts of weight loss. 

Lipo-B injections contain a combination of methionine, choline, and cyanocobalamin (vitamin B12). Patients typically notice improvements within 30 days of beginning treatment. That said, it’s important for patients to keep in mind that everyone is different, and their bodies will respond on their own time.

Tirzepatide (Mounjaro) is FDA-approved for Type 2 diabetes and has promising results for weight loss in people without diabetes. The once-weekly injection lowers your body’s insulin levels, blood sugar production, and hunger hormones when used with diet and exercise.

A clinical trial of over 2,500 people with obesity or overweight experienced an average weight loss of 15% to 20% of their starting body weight over 72 weeks (about 16 and a half months). Tirzepatide is unique because it’s the first to combine GLP-1 and GIP, which are both incretin hormones released after eating. These effects:

  • Help you feel fuller faster
  • Slow down digestion
  • Lower blood sugar
  • Suppress your appetite
  • Can cause more weight loss than current alternatives

Why Choose Corpus Plastic Surgery Weight Loss Programs?

Dr. Vijay Bindingnavele has provided his patients with some of the best cosmetic and surgical care available for years. His practice, Corpus Plastic Surgery, is dedicated to helping patients in the greater Corpus Christi area achieve their ideal look.

His commitment to communication and openness with his patients sets Dr. Vijay apart from his contemporaries. He listens carefully to their questions and concerns to ensure their desired outcomes are achieved. Patients who undergo treatment at Corpus Plastic Surgery can rest assured that they are in good hands.

Contact us today to set up a private consultation and learn more about what our weight loss programs can do for you!